The Friday Gathering – The spring sick edition

By glblguy


Seems that the sickness time of the year has once again come upon the “Gibble family”. I spent all of last weekend and Monday and Tuesday down and out with what I think was the flu combined with bronchitis. I was miserable. I’m still not 100%, but certainly feeling a whole lot better than I did. No sooner did I start to feel better, my wife now has the same thing and my 6 year old son came home from school early on Wednesday and has been diagnosed with the flu.

This seems to be the time of year that is worst for our family when it comes to getting sick. Not sure exactly why, but I guess it’s due to the changing weather. Do any of you have this same problem during this time of the year? I thought flu season was well behind us at this point. Praying at this point our other 5 children can fend it off!

Important Stuff:

  • Cash Money Life 2 Year Anniversary Giveaway! My friend and fellow M-Network blogger Patrick is celebrating the 2 year anniversary of Cash Money Life. Head over and congratulate him and enter to win all of the great giveaways. Congrats Patrick!
  • LikeaHolix – As a blogger, an important part of making your blog successful is staying current on the new internet trends. Two former Google employees created Likaholix and it’s a a great way to share your likes and discoveries with people you know. If you’re interested in trying it, I currently have 10 invites I can share. It’s an interesting concept. Still needs some user-interface polishing, but I really think it will be successful.


I’ve continued to be good about submitting to blog carnivals each week, and this week I participated in 3:

Thanks to all the hosts for hosting. A great deal of time and effort goes into putting these carnivals postings together.

The Gathering

Here are my favorite personal finance articles this week from the M-Network and other blogs on my blogroll:

Photo by: irrezolut

11 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday Gathering – The spring sick edition”

  1. Green Panda Says:

    Thanks for mentioning the Carnival! This time of year is rough on me too. I use Theraflu on bad days and drink lots of green tea.

  2. Bible Money Matters Says:

    I can relate to the whole being sick thing Gibble. We’ve been sick at our house all week. Not exactly good timing as I’ve been out of work for a week on vacation. Oh well, what are you going to do?

    Thanks for the link!

  3. Nate @ Debt-free Scholar Says:

    I have been a little under the weather recently to. Not sure if I was sick or had bad allergies.

    How can I submit to this carnival? I have many interesting articles such as “12 Ways to Waste Money in College” –


  4. Liz Says:

    The flu peaks in February, so that means a lot of people are still getting it in March. How about the flu vaccination next year? I can’t imagine having 8 people in the same household with the flu at the same time. It could happen if you all had the same exposure!
    Complications of the flu can lead to pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and occaisonally death. A little prevention is good insurance. Hope everyone recovers quickly.

  5. Emily@remodelingthislife Says:

    Thanks for linking back to the FOF!

  6. My Journey Says:


    In response to the link linkaholix, when do you think social media/web2.0 will finally hit its peak? I really feel like it s a boom waiting to implode.

  7. Scribbles Says:

    Different hemisphere, so different change of seasons, but I am definitely sick at the moment and I think it’s a lot to do with change of climate.

  8. Lynnae Says:

    There’s a lot of sickness going around. We haven’t had the flu, but son and I were sick for a couple of weeks. And there were a lot of people sick at sxsw. And I have a sore throat now…..

    Thanks for the link! And I pray your son feels better soon and that the rest of you stay healthy.

  9. Erin Says:

    Awwww – I am so sorry your family has been ill, Mr. GLBL. Stinky sickness. Will pray for you and yours.

  10. ChristianPF Says:

    Gibble, I just got over the flu last week too… it stinks doesn’t it? Glad you are feeling better!

  11. ArdenLynn Says:

    My 8th baby is a preemie and we’ve been under house arrest since Sept. We will be able to take him out in April. All the neonatologists warned us that Feb. and March are the worst months for illnesses.
    Right now, my 14 yo that NEVER gets sick has a hacking cough.